Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Depression and Long-Term Conditions Special Interest Group FINAL Seminar

13 December 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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This event is free.

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Hannah Rowlands


1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Depression and distress are implicated at many stages of coronary heart disease (CHD), from long-term aetiology in initially healthy populations to the triggering of acute cardiac events in people with advanced coronary atherosclerosis, to emotional adjustment following myocardial infarction, the prognosis of CHD, and the quality of life of individuals for whom heart disease has become a long-term condition. This presentation will discuss studies using a range of methodologies: mechanistic experiments with healthy and CHD volunteers, studies of clinical populations involving interviews and biomarker collection, and analyses of longitudinal observational epidemiological cohorts. The aim will be to understand better the interplay between biological, behavioural and emotional processes in the involvement of depression in the various manifestations of CHD.

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About the Speaker

Professor Andrew Steptoe

at Depression and Long-Term Conditions Special Interest Group at UCL

Andrew Steptoe is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health. Andrew directs the Psychobiology Group and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing research group at UCL and is also the course director of the UCL Health Psychology MSc. 

He graduated from Cambridge in 1972, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University in 1975. He moved to St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 1977, becoming professor and chair of the Department in 1988, where he remained until his appointment in 2000 to UCL as British Heart Foundation Professor of Psychology, a position he held until 2016. He became Deputy Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL in 2005 and subsequently Head of Department before being serving as Director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care between 2011 and 2017. He is a Past-President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Psychological Society, Academia Europaea, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was founding editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology, an associate editor of Psychophysiology, the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, the International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and is on the editorial boards of seven other journals.